The Chicago Latino Theater Alliance’s annual festival “Destinos” returns this month to showcase Latino theater companies, artists and stories.
The five-week festival kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with stage productions in venues all across the city.
CLATA’s Sara Carranza says everyone can find something to enjoy during the festival’s run. The full slate of programming is on CLATA’s website.
“We have 13 productions, 13 different venues, and the festival goes all the way into October. In the first few weeks, you’re going to see some really great thrillers, some really great comedy, and some really amazing drama,” Carranza said.
This year’s programming is in tribute to the Alliance’s late founder and longtime executive director, Myrna Salazar, who died in August.
“Her legacy, it’s kind of unmatched,” said Carranza. “So what we’re doing with this festival, it’s magnified now – because if we don’t uphold her mission, who will?